The Full Wiki

United States Senate election in New York, 2010: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2010 United States Senate election in New York is scheduled to take place on November 2, 2010 along with elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Chuck Schumer, former chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is widely expected to seek a third term.[1] In 2004, he handily defeated Assemblyman Howard Mills. Schumer is highly popular in New York, so it was originally believed that no serious Republican contenders were likely to run against him,[2] and Schumer was (and remains) heavily favored to retain his seat.[3]

There will also be a United States Senate special election in New York, 2010, to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who became the United States Secretary of State on January 21, 2009. In addition, there will be the New York gubernatorial election, 2010. The existence of two other top-level statewide races, both with vulnerable Democratic incumbents running for election [4], was believed to lead major New York Republicans to gravitate towards them rather than challenge the popular Schumer.[5]

This changed when conservative commentator Larry Kudlow expressed some interest in the race, coupled with a difficulty in drawing marquee Republicans to the special election (the only candidate in that race is Bruce Blakeman).






  • Phil Krone, Illinois political consultant[6]



  • Martin Chicon, candidate for New York Senate in 2008[7], and New York State Republican State Committee member from upper Manhattan.


  • Larry Kudlow, conservative economist and former Associate Director for Economics and Planning in the Office of Management and Budget.[8] Political activist Michael Caputo is organising a movement to draft Kudlow into the race.[9] Kudlow has stated he is giving "careful attention" to the prospect of running.[10] John Lakian, the finance chair of the draft movement, has said that Kudlow is "80 or 90 percent" likely to challenge Schumer.[11]
  • Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant Governor[12] McCaughey was a Republican during her time as lieutenant governor, switched to Democrat in 1998, and would likely switch back to Republican if she were to run against Schumer.

Conservative Party

The executive committee of the Conservative Party of New York has passed a resolution encouraging Larry Kudlow to run.[13]

General election polling

With Kudlow

Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Other Unde-
Marist Poll (report) February 22-24, 2010 646 ± 4.0% 69% 24% 7%
Marist Poll (report) January 25–27, 2010 838 ± 3.5% 67% 25% 8%


  1. ^ a b Richberg, Keith B. (2008-12-02). "A Rush for Clinton's Senate Seat". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  2. ^ Saltonsall, David (2009-02-01). "Sen. Chuck Schumer unlikely to see competition in 2010 reelection bid". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  3. ^ Silver, Nate (2008-12-08). "2010 Senate Rankings, Revised and Extended". Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Senate Races 2010". Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^ Patten, David A. (January 20, 2010). "Will Kudlow Challenge Schumer in Senate Bid?". NewsMax. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ McCarthy, Robert J. (January 24, 2010). "Activist wants Kudlow to run for Senate". The Buffalo News. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Senate race: Challenging Chuck". Crain's New York Business. February 7, 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ Benjamin, Elizabeth (February 5, 2010). "Kudlow '80 Or 90 Percent' Likely To Challenge Schumer". Daily News. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  12. ^ Benjamin, Elizabeth (2010-03-18). The return of Betsy McCaughey?
  13. ^ Benjamin, Elizabeth (February 2, 2010). "Conservatives Endorse Draft Kudlow Movement". Daily News. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address